Analyzing Country and Sector Risks in South Africa Political Risk Analysis
Concerned about instability and uncertain about prospects for South African agriculture, an investor sought a deeper understanding of the country, a specific agricultural industry, the South African market, and potential competitors.
TAG initiated a political risk analysis and market intelligence project, and also completed an investigation of political, legal, and regulatory events that could impact foreign investors, agriculture operations, and the industry of interest.
TAG identified attractive market positions and researched potential competitors. We found that there was little danger that the country would fall into chaos of the sort seen in Zimbabwe, and uncovered no evidence indicating that South Africa’s leaders would reverse foreign investment-friendly policies.
The client was able to invest strategically in a region ripe for development where competitive threats were minimal and access to critical infrastructure and resources were ample. Once the decision to invest was made, TAG provided expert security consulting in the construction planning phase.